A dose of counting my blessings........

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by enjoytheride, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    With hearing about the serious issues that some people here are going through right now, I decided that I need a reminder to enjoy what I have now. It is so easy to slip into worring far in excess than should be done over the samll things.

    So a few recent pieces of good fortune.........
    1) I needed to sell my baby horse as I'm am too old to really train a youngster and I need to conserve on expenses. I am so fortunate that I have a friend who is willing to buy her - this friend will give her such a cushy life. So no worries about whether it is the right thing to do.
    2) I have a place to store hay to carry me through the winter so that I'm not scrambling with trying to get it at a time when it is hard. I built this hayshed myself ( who'd a thunk it) a few years ago in part from redwood milled at my own place. And it's done well for me.
    3) I don't have to travel in my desiel truck to work everyday so have been able to hold that scary expense down.
    4) I thought I had another very expensive fix needing done with my water system but it turned out that the leak I was able to fix myself resolved the problem.
    5) I have my goaties for endless entertainment.

    And many more to numerous to list right now but I may come back and add more.
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    bless you for adding this.

    we always need that reminder

    my blessings:

    1) a wonderful family who all love one another
    2) a 300.00 check from the government to pay my show expenses
    3) buyers for all but 2 of my goats --- but the lord will provide more buyers he always does
    4) my goats are healthy for now
    5) my dad is building my a new barn which my grandmother is funding
    6) a wonderful country to live in though it does have its problems
    7) this forum and group of people to talk to about my favorite subject

  3. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    OK, me too.

    1. Loving Husband, who supports me and my goats.
    2. Kids are all doing well and visit their mother as much as possible.
    3. Sold some goats, easier to have only two breeds.
    4. Sold our house, so we are not in the poor house anymore.
    5. Got an offer on one of our rental houses, so now we can afford a new roof.
    6. Son and DIL have gone through various surgeries well and are recuperating nicely.
    7. Got through our first kidding season pretty well, looking forward to round two.
    8. and others too numerous to mention, Thank you Lord.
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I too have many blessings to be thankful for though at times it is hard to remember them.

    1. A loving and caring hubby that sticks by me
    2. my mom is still with me after a heart attack in February
    3. A handsome little man, my nephew and a beautiful little girl, my niece to help fill the void in my heart with no babies of my own.
    4. A very good job that lets me make a house payment and support my "habits"
    5. My best friend...next to my hubby...is my sister the mother of the 2 mentioned above
    6. The resources I have to support any projects I get into
    7. This forum...and all who made it what it is.
    8. My goats and the "minimal" problems this year as well as the abundant milk supply!

    Hmmm.....I guess those Blessings do come to mind pretty quickly!
  5. gnomes'n'goats

    gnomes'n'goats Guest

    Oct 8, 2007
    1. A sense of humor
  6. trob1

    trob1 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Middle TN
    My blessings

    A happy healthy family
    19 wonderful years of marriage
    All healthy kiddings this year
    19 healthy goat kids this year
    All the wonderful goat friends online
    The wonderful years in business that afforded us to buy our dream land